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Death Machine (1994)

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Norrington
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Dourif ... Jack Dante
Ely Pouget ... Hayden Cale
William Hootkins ... John Carpenter
John Sharian ... Sam Raimi
Martin McDougall ... Yutani
Andreas Wisniewski ... Weyland
Richard Brake ... Scott Ridley
Alex Brooks Alex Brooks ... Sheriff Dickson
Stuart St. Paul ... Glitching Hardman
Jackie Sawiris Jackie Sawiris ... Waitress
Annemarie Lawless ... Screaming Demonstrator (as Anne Marie Zola)
Julie Cox Julie Cox ... Screaming Demonstrator
Kathleen Tessaro Kathleen Tessaro ... Reporter
Ronald Fernee Ronald Fernee ... Reporter
Lesley Lyon Lesley Lyon ... Reporter
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Storyline

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent people. The genius behind this project is Jack who lives in a world of models, toys and magazines. When he is fired by Cale for killing a few corporate officers, he unleashes the ultimate killing machine called the 'Warbeast' against Cale and those who would help her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The Future Has Teeth See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi terror and violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyber connections See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£139,068 (United Kingdom), 26 May 1995, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$267,986, 10 November 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,703,493, 31 December 1995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,129,045, 31 December 1995
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut) | (Final Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place in 2003. See more »

Goofs

Raimi tears apart the four padlocks at the service hatch, but the shackles remain in place. When the warbeast breaks through the hatch, the shackles are gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Carpenter: There he is, the ultimate soldier. No mercy, no pity, no fear.
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Crazy Credits

A short 'Death March' is played at the end, followed by a short electronic blip. See more »

Alternate Versions

Rated version is the shortest one. The version released on UK DVD is the Director's Cut but slightly shorter than the uncut version released on DVD in Germany. The Japanese Laserdisc version is identical to the German DVD and 131min runtime is wrong (includes the extras). Japanese Laserdisc is the only release of the uncut version with English audio (Digital 2.0 Dolby Surround), the German DVD has a German DD5.1 track but no English track. See more »

Connections

References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Greatest BMovie Ever!!!
11 September 2003 | by DeadmanWadeSee all my reviews

Death Machine is one of, if not THE greatest B movie of all time. Pacifist terrorists, killer robots, psychotic geniuses, this film has it all. If you enjoy really bad movies, then this should be top of your list to watch. Brad Dourif is on top form as the bad guy, and the rest of the cast struggle to keep up. The special effects budget seemed to stretch to some dodgy lighting effects and an abandoned warehouse. And the plot is a cross between robo-cop and your generic "people trapped in a building with a monster" story.

Overall, this film rules. Watch it now.


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